Our Top 6 Feminist Role Models We Should All Look Up ToEach woman is unique and each of them influences everyone around them in their own way. We’ve decided to feature some of the women today who are ease in their time and who dismiss our preconceived notions… Here’s an overview of these exceptional women who open new doors for us.
Being a woman and establishing ourselves in modern culture remains a challenge. Despite campaigns such as heforshe that and everydaysexism are covering huge ground, there is still a lot of work to be done. As an example, less than 5 percent have made it to a CEO position in the United States and it is still common for a woman, who has exactly the same job tile as a man, to be paid less simply because of their gender.
Women, both in the US and the UK, represent 47% of the workplace, yet their work remains to be less recognized and less emphasized. Even more, pregnancy continues to terrify businesses, as well as the weight of domestic roles, which put a halt on women’s rise to power at the age where most men take off.
And, to exacerbate things further, one in four of French men express that men should be given priority over women when looking for a new job.
Did you know that some signs are made to guide others? Aries, Leo, and Scorpio are made to be bosses! The most skillful in exercising power is a Leo because she loves establishing herself without any negotiation. Aries and Scorpio are made to be artists, like our friend Libra is.
More and more women are succeeding in establishing themselves in numerous areas: politics, Arts and Literature, sports, medicine, and etc. We’ve decided to do a little bit of research about today’s women who have strong characters and who also open up many doors for us.
All of these exceptional women were born under a particular star configuration that give them their personality, determination, and their strong character. You can discover which sky you were born under by using a birth chart!
From childhood, a little girl identifies to a woman who kindles her admiration and how she wants to be when she grows up. This can be her mother, an aunt, an author, a singer, or maybe even an actress. The choice of this model has a considerable importance since the model will act as a foundation of the woman-in-the-making. Here are some exceptional women who caught our attention:
- Sally Ride, born on May 26, 1951, was a Gemini and the first American woman to go up in Space. Sally was known for helping young ladies learn about math and science. She was also given NASA’s highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, in 2013.
- Hellen Keller, born on June 27th, 1980, was a Cancer and the first deaf/blind person to earn a Bachelor’s degree. During her life, she campaigned for women’s suffrage, labor rights, and socialism, to name a few. She published books and many articles, and even wrote an autobiography in 1903
- Rosa Parks, born on February 4th, 1913, was an Aries and known for her Montgomery Bus Boycott. She was also known as “the first lady of civil rights” by the US Congress. Her refusal to move seats became pivotal for the Civil Rights movement, and she became an icon for the movement as well.
- Princess Diana, born on July 1st, 1961, was a Cancer and known for her humanitarianism. She was a strong believer in helping the homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and children in need. She was known as the “People’s Princess” and was admired by those all around her, as well as a big fashion inspiration! She was named one of the “100 Most Important People in the 20th Century” by TIME in 1999.
- Margaret Thatcher, born on October 13th, 1925 was a Libra and known as the first lady Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1979-1990). She was given the highest US citizen award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1991 and was even granted her own coat of arms in 1992. She set up a foundation after leaving the House of Commons in 1992, at the age of 66.
- Audrey Hepburn, born on May 4th, 1929, was a Gemini actress and humanitarian. Known mostly for her acting, Audrey was also a part of the Dutch resistance during the Second World War. During the last few years of her life, she worked with UNICEF to provide immunizations and clean water to countries like Vietnam and Somalia. Some of her acting is still used in commercials today!